Sutton a Gator?

Early today FightinGators.Com reported the commitment of running back Franklin Green and defensive end Chaz Sutton, both from Savannah (GA) Jenkins High School. Attempts to reach Sutton earlier in the day were unsuccessful, until now. Find out what the defensive end had to say.

"I actually gave the University of Florida my commitment on Friday (July 6)," said Chaz Sutton. "I spoke with (Co-Defensive coordinator/Defensive Line Coach Greg) Mattison and told him I was a Gator. He was very excited. Coach Mattison told me that he had a couple defensive ends that wanted to verbal to Florida but he made them hold off, hoping I would commit to them. I can't wait to come down to Friday Night Lights as a Florida Gator."

Sutton had this to say to the Florida Gator fans. "I am coming down to work as hard as I possibly can. I want to work for a spot and show the fans what I can do on the football field and become an All-American."

In the article, that we ran on June 24 with Sutton it was obvious then and still is today the respect and admiration that he has for Coach Greg Mattison. In case you missed it, these were just a few of the things he had to say about Coach Mattison and the Gators.

"I went to Florida in February for a junior day and I loved it. I went back June 10 through the 13 and worked out for Coach Mattison and he is a heck of a person just by working with him and letting him coach me for half a week. The way he treats his players and how he is going to use me was great to experience. Coach Mattison is going to use me as a weak side defensive end, a player that can get off the ball very fast and rush the quarterback and cause havoc in the backfield."

"The first time that I met Coach Mattison, I had a great first impression of him. We talked a lot during the time when I did not have an offer and I was somewhat down. One of my teammates had an offer (Running back Franklin Green) and I was wondering when Chaz Sutton was going to get an offer. The staff had watched my film and everything and saw what I can do as a player but they needed to see what I could do as a pass rusher. I had a chance to talk with Coach Urban Meyer for a little while. He was asking me how it was going with my dad and recruiting. I started telling him about my dad back at home in Savannah and how we have a great relationship and Coach Meyer said no I mean your other dad Coach Mattison. In the end, we both had a real good laugh about that."

"Florida is pushing that they are one big family and real close and very good friends and they are all together. I spoke with Derrick Harvey, the Pouncey Twins, Bo Williams and Chris Rainey. It was somewhat amazing because just by being around them and looking at them you can see the expression on their faces that they made the right decision to come to Florida. The whole school is top notch. I mean when they say they are number one, they are number one in everything."

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